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and many of the people in that area opposed the use earlier this year. >>> the obama campaign says don't expect any zingers from the debate. he talked about the upcoming showdown during a rally yesterday. >> what i am most concerned about is having a serious discussing about what we need to do to keep the country growing and restore security for hard working americans. john mccain has debated for mitt romney and he is not expecting any major break throughs this moment. >> i can't remember whether it was the last time it was one of these comments that grabbed everybody's attention. he turned the race upside down and the debate will be campaigning in colorado today. >> well one week from today, he returns to raise some campaign cash. he will be hosting a dinner in san francisco and that dinner will be followed by a concert. they go up to $7,500 for premium seats and a chance to take a picture with the president. musical guests have not been announced. >>> there are several new laws here and coming up, the bills the governor approved on the last day to act. >>> today is the third straight
$500,000 a year over the next five years. >>> president obama today announced plans to visit kern county next week to accomplish the cesar chavez national monument. the cesar chavez national monument will be in the community of keen where chavez once lived. it's also the current location of the national office for the united farmers union. the national monument would preserve chavez legacy of giving a voice to workers. the president is creating that monument through a special executive order. >>> he was going 40 miles per hour on a skateboard, the accident when a deer crossed his path and more of this video that has now gone viral. >> and i'm back here in just a few minutes, we're going to take a look at the fog and how soon it'll be before it gets here. i'll let you know. >> later tonight, boy those amazing a's. our sports director mark ibanez with highlights of tonight's clenching performance. dan hurd: when i was a child, california was a leader in education funding. erika derry: and the fact that california isn't making it a priority frustrates me. dan hurd: i'm ashamed of tha
and professional goals. miller is set to receive $500,000 a year over the next five years. >>> president obama today announced plans to visit kern county next week to accomplish the cesar chavez national monument. the cesar chavez national monument will be in the community of keen where chavez once lived. it's also the current location of the national office for the united farmers union. the national monument would preserve chavez legacy of giving a voice to workers. the president is creating that monument through a special executive order. >>> he was going 40 miles per hour on a skateboard, the accident when a deer crossed his path and more of this video that has now gone viral. >> and i'm back here in just a few minutes, we're going to take a look at the fog and how soon it'll be before it gets here. i'll let >>> the san m ateo union school district says hackers got into their system. the hackers did not compromise any personal information of students. the hackers were using the computers of several innocent parties to try to steal information of the fbi and cia. >> we're told that our fire
been buried the last four years. >> the obama economic agenda failed not because it was stopped. it failed because it was passed. >> the university of denver will host the debate tomorrow. you can watch it here live on nbc bay area. the topic for this first debate is domestic policy around the moderator is jim lehr. >>> a massive recall for a list of popular peanut butter brands is expanding tonight. new mexico-based sunland is now adding more store brand names to its recall list. the company provides peanut butter and other nut products to major chains. some of the brand names include target's archer farms, safe waive open nature and fresh and easy. also on the list are nature valley, earthbalance and serious food. the recall first began after some people started getting sick after eating trader joe's brand peanut butter. the centers for disease control and prevention there are at least 30 cases of salmonella illnesses across 19 states. >>> it appears west and chicken soup are still the best remedies for the common cold. a new study says taking vitamin d supplements does not ha
campaign ahead of tomorrow's debate. here is more on how the ads target president barack obama on taxes. >> reporter: the mitt romney's campaign new slow began, we can't afford four more years of president barack obama. and in a new ad out today, mitt romney is accusing president barack obama of raising new taxes and planning new tax increases if he gets another term. >> liberals pay for government run healthcare, you will pay more for taxes and for your medicine. >> reporter: campaign staffers say he has lowered taxes and his claim is mostly true, both candidates are spending the day off the campaign trail practicing for tomorrow's big day. mitt romney is softening his stance on a key immigration issue and now he is saying he will honor temporary work permits, allow them to stay in the united states because of president barack obama's recent executive order. reporting live from washington d.c., allison burns, ktvu channel 2 morning news. >> don't forget, we will bring you the coverage live and the debate will be followed by a special addition of our ktvu news. >>> and they are warning
for deborah madden who is accused of stealing cocaine from the lab and is facing four years in prison if convicted. >>> president barack obama may have already had the electoral votes needed to win a second term. 270 are required to win the presidency. if the election was held today, they would win 271 electoral votes. but according to this study he will win 26 leg tore roll votes but there are three of five weeks remaining including wednesday before the election day. >>> well, is the u.s. supreme court about to make history with a ruling on gay marriage, coming up, the hot issues the court could take up as a new term begins today and how the presidential race could be affected. >>> two winning tickets for the lotto drawing were sold at the ocean supermarket in milpitas and the red and white store. the winning numbers 3, 4, 30, 39 with a meganumber and they will receive a lot of money for several the tickets. sal, how is it going? >> well, we are hoping it will stay uneventful, but let's stay positive and right now it looks good. it is getting more crowded as you head out to the mcart
target president obama on taxes. the romney campaign has a new slogan. we can't afford four more years of president obama. during campaign stops yesterday. romney is accusing the president of raises taxes and planning more tax increases if he gets another term. >> who will raise taxes on the middle class? barack obama and the liberals already have to pay for government-run healthcare. you will pay higher taxes and more for your healthcare. >> vow, the president delivered -- now, the president delivered pizza yesterday to his campaign. both candidates are taking a break from the campaign while they prepare for the debate tomorrow night while their key figures campaign in the key states. >> the debate starts at 6:00 p.m. right here and it will be followed by a special edition of ktvu news. >>> president obama has announced plans to visit kern county next week to establish the cesar chavez monument. it will be located where chavez once lived. the president says the national monument would preserve chavez's legacy of giving a voice to workers. >>> :17 -- >>> 7:16. the "new york times" repo
than any candidate in history. >> president obama is a very -- he's a very gifted speaker. the man's been on the national stage for many years. he's an experienced debater. he's done these kinds of debates before. this is mitt's first time. >> reporter: the president has not had as much time to prepare for the debates because he's busy being commander in chief. >> most often debates don't make that big a difference. quite a few have lost an election with a debate. >> reporter: these matchups can produce a memorable line like in 1980 between then-governor ronald reagan and president jimmy carter. >> there you go again. >> reporter: and lloyd benson's swipe at dan quayle. >> i served with jack kennedy. i knew jack kennedy. jack kennedy because friend of mine. senator, you're no jack kennedy. >> reporter: then there are other moments that seem to say more, like george w. bush looking at his watch. >> tell you what, 10,000 bet. >> reporter: and obama's comment to then-rival hillary clinton. >> you're likeable enough. >> reporter: one thing they do agree on. the debate maybe romney's bi
of this year. and the entire nation by the end of 2014. >>> president obama will address the u.n. tomorrow. he's expected to talk to the giants about the recent attacks that took the life of u.s. ambassador christopher stevens. the president expected to deliver a new warning to iran to suspend its suspected nuclear program. >>> a breast cancer breakthrough. see what researchers discover that could lead to a revolutionary treatment. >>> dozens of cadets join san jose police. but the department says it's not nearly enough. find out how many officers it needs. >>> and colin powell honors a san francisco boy. we'll tell you about the long fight this boy has endured in his short life. >>> good evening. i'm jeff raineri. a lot of sunshine on this monday. 80s in the east bay. tonight, temperatures dropping quickly. we'll let you know when 90s make a comeback. >>> three hayward police officers on administrative leave after they shot and killed a man this morning. it happened around 1:00 this morning. they caught up with a suspect about two blocks away and pulled him over. when the officers tried to ta
. >> this will likely be mount mauna that the jobs last year in a speech. president obama told the general assembly that on tuesday are ron has a failed time and again to demonstrate its nuclear program as peaceful and me get you in obligations. >> america wants to s resolve this situation peacefully. make a mistake not clear on the kron is not a challenge that can be contained. >> on the cam paying trail republican mitt romney said president's approach to a run has not worked. >> we need to show the kind of action that suggest to them we are serious about what we are saying. >> president clinton said he does not believe runs program is only for peaceful purposes as the country insist. >> the trust out within a shot, not on this i do not. >> i have been coming to the united nations general assembly for eight years now seeking progress and friendly relations with all nations and their objective is still the same. >> we will see what happens today if anyone walked out on, the job speech. >> neeto service members have been killed in iran. the two died when they were attacked by militants in the volati
is a battleground state that went for president obama in 2008. the republicans here say that they have already made about four times the phone calls as this time four years ago. a new washington post poll gives the president a comfortable 11-point lead when it comes to the swing states like colorado. >> i feel like he actually has a plan where romney, you know, i have not seen the specifics really. >> reporter: the poll shows that 56% of the voters think that the president will win the first debate. on monday, he took time out of his preparation to stop by a campaign office here in henderson, nevada and to thank volunteers. >> and what you guys are doing is more important than anything in this campaign at this point. and you are really the ones that will be making the difference. >> the president is staying in nevada to study up for wednesday. romney will be honkerring down here in denver. danielle noddingham, cbs news, denver, colorado. >> and you can watch the debate live here on cbs5 on wednesday night starting at 6:00. it will be followed by a half hour of analysis from cbs news and bob schaeff
, has been for the past two and a half years but it wants one more thing. >> they want obama support of the pandas. they would seriously consider. >> reporter: but that is not enough. he said the president wants a promise. >> that's where the stalemate is that we are both waiting. >> reporter: with the election coming up time to complete the deal may be running out. he doesn't want the baboons to get the to comfortable. he thinks in the next few months if he can get the president's support the group will have to move. in oakland. >> members of the a homeless camp were ready to be cleared out but it never happened. when we were at 4th and king street they had packed up some things. the salvation army was ready to provide help but no homeless turned own. about eight to 16 camp there. >> discover is about to refund $200 million to its credit card customers. regulators say the customers were sold payment protection plans without their consent. in some cases call center agents would say they would be enrolled after reviewing printed material that never arrived. they setted without admi
is breaking records, well over double four years ago. with an nbc poll reporting president barack obama leads romney in all key swing states, experts say it could hurt the gop. >> all totalled in these nine battleground states and we're going to see, look, romney needs a shift of a whole discussion and reframing of the campaign. >> romney says he's looking forward to the event and hopes for one liners and gotcha statements. >>> a ban of carrying rifles and shotguns, the new law makes it a misdemeanor to display an unloaded firearm outside of a vehicle. there are exemptions for hunters and rural areas. this was introduced after unloaded guns in protests and rallies over previous good laws. the ban sparked lengthy debates with the bill attempting to infringe on second amendment rights. >>> are you ready for football in los angeles? it's been 17 years since the raiders left l.a. to return to the bay area. here comes another attempt to get an nfl franchise in l.a. the city council in los angeles today unanimously approved plans to develop a 72,000 seat stadium in downtown l.a. it's not a done dea
's license. the legislation signed yesterday qualify for the obama administration work program. it documented people that came to the u.s. before they were 16 years old. the report say the news law will make roads safer. it could be used for other things such as entering airport terminals. >>> today san francisco city leaders to launch the city's new weigh theft tax course. the group is created to help prevent worker abuse in san francisco. officials say the tax course will research and work on policies that will insure fair pay for all workers. >>> authorities in the central valley are looking for brazen robbers who made up with about $2 million in gold in the daytime muse sim heist. investigators say the robbers were armed with pick axes and dressed as anyone gentlemans. the museum held thousands of precious art facts including 1-pound gold nugget. investigators say that nugget was not among the items taken. >>> honored today for the genius award. 66-year-old maw lease lin miller started the family independence initiative. the initiative now around the country. the initiative brings togethe
debating the past two years with his opponents. president obama has been practicing, no doubt. it's harder for a president to do, because he's busier and doesn't like being addressed in sortative challenging way. >> this president likes to practice in a stealth way. >> that's true. i'm sure he will be prepared. >> james fallows, thank you very much. >> my pleasure. >>> american airlines is facing new trouble this morning, faa is investigating at least two incidents where a row of passenger seats came loose in mid flight. mark strassmann is here with the story. >> inspectors look for signs of more problems. for now it doesn't look like it was caused intentionally during a dispute with its pilots. >> american 443. the airplane is flying fine. we have seats loose in the back. we have to return. >> 757 jet has been forced to land after a row of seats detached from the floor and the tracking mechanism that keeps them in place. flight 443 ran into the problem monday on its way to miami less than an hour after take iing of from new york's jfk airport. >> we're just going to to have to burn down f
going... >> the latest daily tracking poll now shows obama up 6 points over mitt romney nationwide. reporting live, allison burns ktvu channel 2 morning news. >>> an 11-year-old boy shot in his bed in oakland is now back home. there he is, he had five surgeries while he was there. his home was sprayed with bullets last thursday at about with 1:00 a.m. he said he was happy to be out of the hospital but he was afraid to be back home. >> i want to thank the teachers and principal who came to visit me and gave me presents. >> they don't know why his home was targeted and so far no arrests have been made. >>> they have been arrested in connection with a domestic violence incident. he was arrested tuesday morning. he has been on the force for six years and is currently on administrative leave and so far no charges have been filed in that case. so far soldiers will be taking part in a suicide prevention training. it is meant to educate troops as the military struggles to help soldiers who are trying to commit suicide. it is a course for many except for those in combat and on medical leave
in the late 1800s. it took 25 years to built but just one day to destroy. archaeologists plan to study the ruanes for a few weeks before it's reburied and a new intauk. >>> in an address, world leader president obama rauls the life of a bay area ambassador wraps up the rhetoric he calls out other nations. >>> the self-driving car, why google and the governor brought that one step closer to reality today. >>> some warm weather returns to the bay area for your wednesday then a big heat upcoming our way in time for the weekend. i'll have a look at your extended forecast coming up [ laughter ] [ girl ] wow. you guys have it easy. i wish i had u-verse when i was your age. in my day, we didn't have these fancy wireless receivers. blah, blah, blah. if i had a sleepover, i couldn't just move the tv into the playroom. no, we had to watch movies in the den because that's where the tv outlet was. and if dad was snoring on the couch, we muscled through it. is she for real? your generation has it made. [ male announcer ] the wireless receiver. only from at&t u-verse. get a free wireless receiver wi
are connecting al qaeda to the deadly consulate in libya. republicans are learning more about what the obama administration knew before the attack. coming up at 7:15, we'll go live to learn how the controversy is going. >>> tonight, the 67-year-old nobel peace prize winner will be honored at the freedom forum. the event also features former global activists. tomorrow she will be at the university of san francisco. the form -- the former political prisoner is on an 18- day tour that included meeting president obama. >>> the u.s. postal service says this coming sunday it will default on billions of dollars for its future retirees. members of congress left without passing and approving money for the postal service. this is the second postal service default in a month. post office employees will still get paid. the owner of a wall night creek nightclub said he will fight city club night managers. he is the owner of a lounge. on october 25th, he's supposed to meet with the city planning commission to try to stop the force of a conditional use permit. it's the second time in a year the permit has
? the answer is question." >> reporter: most polls show president obama with a very comfortable lead among hispanic american voters and a new survey from the pugh hispanic center shows why that's important. this year, nearly 24 million hispanic americans will be eligible to vote roughly 5 million more than in 2008. but romney has certainly not given up trying to win that group over. >> hispanics have been his disproportionately hard. hispanic unemployment is 11%. >> reporter: the two men could get a chance to discuss immigration face to face during wednesday's debate. in washington, susan mcginnis, cbs 2 news. >> romney will stay in colorado today while the president continues debate prep. necessary henderson, nevada. >>> and cbs -- he is in henderson nevada. >>> and cbs 5 will have live coverage. debate starting at 6 p.m. tomorrow. >>> 4:41. airline seats coming unbolted in midair. how pilots are dealing with the in flight emergency. >> plus a killer speaks out 10 years after the deadly sniper attack in washington, d.c. what he wishes he could say to the victims' families now. coming up.
about $3000 a year on their mortgages. >>> the first presidential debate is wednesday at the university of denver. right now construction crews are busyworking on the main floor, the stage and the lighting while president obama campaigns in nevada tomorrow, romney will spend the weekend preparing for that debate. watch that debate live on k.t.v.u. channel 2 wednesday beginning at 6:00. >> there are more accusations of voter fraud in florida. the state says suspicious voter registration forms have turned up in at least 10 counties. the florida republican party says it blames the firm it hired. the g.o.p. national committee paid more than $3 million to the company strategic allied consulting for voter registration and get out the vote operations. but the republican party says it fired the firm after apparent phoney registration forms started to turn up. >>> it's 7:11, and thousands of convictions in jeopardy. what a crime lab chemist is accused of doing that has the justice system scrambling. >> and giants getting ready to play tonight, but will buster posey get into the game. food poison
customers have a reuseable bag. they will be charged 10 cents. next year restaurants will also be added to that expanded list. this morning a new poll shows president obama with a lead in many swing states. the poll shows mr. obama with 51% support compared to 44% for mitt romney. the poll surveyed voters in more than half a dozen states. susan mcginnis joins us live. >> reporter: good morning. everybody is getting sick of these polls. it is what they show that the president has within reach the 270 electoral votes needed to win. he is still coming under lots of criticism over handling of foreign affairs >> more than 11,000 people packed a high school in las vegas sunday night to listen to president obama. >> we'll win nevada again. we'll win this election against. >> last scheduled appearance before the first presidential debate on wednesday. >> governor romney he's a good debater. i'm just okay. >> romney fit in another rehearsal after church in boston on sunday. he's not practicing since june. his running mate paul ryan says this will not be a defining moment. >> i don't think one ev
at this museum this year. so far, no suspects. and on to politics, decision 2012. the presidential debate between presidential candidate mitt romney and president obama will be at denver. >> final preparations transforming this into one large television studio. 50 million people worldwide will have an unobstructed view. these candidates on wednesday night. >> what you will see is president obama and ronnie on stage and a moderator. and-mitt romney. >> maria jose? among hundreds of students are hoping for the few tickets to get inside. >> i thought that it was cold that it was coming to the university. i thought that it was--cool. to learn more about the political process. >> something that i would say to my children. that i was in attendance. i was here. >> only a small fraction of the seats will be taken by student body. they do not know how many people are going to be actually in here. voters will be making up their minds. >> this is on domestic issues and i think that mitt romney has a firmer stance than foreign policy. he has something to gain if he does a good job. >> acoustics, light, sound
: earlier this year, long lines formed in cities across america as young illegal immigrants signed up for the right to work legally under a new obama administration policy called deferred action for childhood arrivals. the california law builds on that policy and will now allow the department of motor vehicles to issue licenses to illegal immigrants as long as they meet certain criteria. they have to have crossed the border before they were 16, have been in the u.s. continuously for the past five years, be under 30 years of age and enrolled in school or a certified training program. >> the requirements, i have to take... >> i think it's okay just because it wasn't their choice when they were brought into the country. so it's only fair for them to be able to get a driver's license. >> reporter: while some argue that california should leave immigration issues to the federal government, the law drew bipartisan support even among those opposed to illegal immigration. >> i think we should encourage people to come over here legally but we also have a lot of illegal people doing work for us.
the world basking in pink. the empire state building and buckingham palace took part. president obama issued a proclamation to encourage all americans to join in activities to raise breast cancer awareness. 200,000 women are expected to be diagnosed this year with the disease. >>> 6:25. still ahead, the a's going to the playoffs. look at the champagne shower in the locker room after the team secured the wild card spot reaction from the players. >>> capping out late last night not for concert tickets or the new iphone. eager voters braving the cold in a key swing state. >> reporter: i'm terry mcsweeney live at albany middle school. grief counselors will be students to help them sort through the death of a a teacher. i'll have the story coming up. >>> good morning. going to be another scorcher, dress appropriately. 70s along the coast, a few 80s there 80s, 90s bay, 90s 100s dangerous inland. fall across most of the country, 60s and 70s rockies. flight departure delays out of baltimore, charlotte and atlanta wall of water heading towards the northeast going to be definite delays there. here at
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. home prices at a nine year high. the dow is up 53. we're waiting for president obama to address the general assembly. he walked in just moments ago. we're waiting for the president to speak. we are expecting some harsh words about a round to come from the president. we'll go live to as the president takes the floor at the end. americans are paying more to manage their own money. the survey found the atm surcharges for banks' non customers rose 4% over last year. the average average overdrafts see is ouup. the good news most of those fees can be avoided. use a little more discipline using atms. worst-case scenario, you may just have to switch banks. discover bank is paying 214 million charged and charges. they'll be refunding money to customers. but they have been accused of enrolling customers and programs without their consent. customers that bought the products will receive roughly $57 back from discover. >> will be back in a few minutes. here's a look outside this morning there is some clouds, but you can see some sunshine as well this morning. the only thing we can agree on
stops. the whining. all right. savannah. >> bob, once a year or something. it's every day for us. let's move to politics now. >>> president obama and mitt romney are fine-tuning their message to voters with the first presidential debate just one week away. chuck todd is nbc's political director, chief white house correspondent. chuck, good morning to you. >> reporter: well, good morning, savannah. no swing state has been harder for mitt romney to gain traction in than ohio. it's why he has this bus trip this week. he is trying to get it back into play. the president is heading there today to try to put the state away. it's why they're both there this morning. >> it is time to get the real refs, and it reminds me of president obama and the economy. if you can't get it right, it's time to get out. >> reporter: the republican ticket is hoping their bus tour will make up lost ground in ohio as polls hoe mitt romney trailing president obama in this pivotal swing state. in dayton tuesday romney hammered mr. obama on tacks. >> i admit this one thing he did not do in his first four years, he
years -- for most of my life as a matter of fact at this point. that's why i'm so cool. >> the peace and freedom party presidential nominee is setting herself apart from president barack obama and mitt romney by taking a hard stance on legalizing marijuana. >> it should be totally legal to smoke marijuana. we live in a free country. we should be able to smoke or drink whatever we choose. as free tax paying adult citizens. >> she told the standing room only crowd she wants to see an end to the drug war. and what she says is a monopoly of prison systems. >> without illegal pot, the war on drugs will end. since the war on drugs is really a war for drugs. the war on drugs is a class war. >> barr says she's running for president to start a dialogue about important issues and to serve her country. >> i don't know if people are smart enough to understand what i'm saying, and, therefore, vote for me. we'll see. >> it's only a symbolic one since she's not on the ballot in enough states to win. though she hopes voters will write her name is. >> the system is very winner take all. which is not
was ordered to undergo a year of domestic violence counseling. next month the board of supervisors is going to vote on whether or not he should keep his job. >> election news, president obama and republican challenger mitt romney will be raising campaign cash today on the east coast. now, mitt romney will make stops in philadelphia and boston. fundraisers are expected to generate about $8 million. president obama, he'll be keeping his campaign close to washington. he has three fundraising events scheduled. now over the weekend both candidates will be getting ready for next wednesday's presidential debate in denver. >>> also in the race for president, roseanne barr who raged against politics as usual in oakland. >> government is not supposed to be run like a business. >> barr is the peace and freedom party's presidential nominee. he attended a forum on medical marijuana last night. >> do you spoke marijuana? >> i certainly do. i have a prescription and absolutely i do smoke marijuana and i have for several years, most of my life, as a matter of fact, at this point. >> roseanne's running mate
it is 8:00. israel's prime minister is due to speak with president obama after warning the u.n. iran could have a nuclear weapon in less than a year. a billionaire offers a jackpot to any man who can marry his lesbian daughter. call him father of the bride. first, here is a look at what's been happening in the world and what we've been covering on "cbs this morning." >> a red line should be drawn right here. >> israel's prime minister is sending the world a clear warning that iran will have enough enriched uranium next summer to start building a nuclear weapon. >> he put pressure on the obama administration to take a tougher tone. >> israel is clearly intent on using the world's stage in saying this is not just our problem. >> five people are dead after a gunman opened fire in a sign making business. >> a horrible tragedy. >> the security situation on the ground there is so brittle that the libyan government is very reluctant to have a team of a couple of dozen fbi people go into benghazi. >>> in the race for the white house, both candidates focusing on fund raising. >> the expectations co
to a few of them coming up a little later on. 11 years of war, about to start the 12th year. in terms of what's that mean -- the ipod wasn't released when this war broke out. there was no facebook. there was no youtube. president obama was a state legislator in illinois. and a lot of the troops on the battlefield, they were in middle school. so we decided to come back, see where things stand. how solid is the u.s. exit strategy? we started by going to the heart of the taliban, the place where 9/11 was inspired. southern afghanistan, famous for its poppies, the taliban, and some of this war's toughest battles. lieutenant general james terry is the operational commander of the war. he agreed to take us into the notorious horn of pangway to see where we stand 11 years into this war. where we are right now, essentially this is the taliban homeland. >> we're headed right into it. >> we head over rich farm lands in kandahar province, making our way atop a strategically important hill top. >> this is looking back down over the district. >> it's a place where taliban fighters largely controll
. president obama and republican rival mitt romney have honed their skills with more mock debates than any other candidates in recent years. romney campaigns in denver today while the president makes appearances in las vegas. meantime, the most closely watched senate race in the nation is heating up in massachusetts. republican scott brown and democratic rival elizabeth warren faced off in their first debate last night. >>> the faa is investigating why passenger seats came loose on three different american airlines flights. the latest incident happened monday aboard a new york to miami flight. on saturday a similar problem forced a boston to miami flight to make an emergency landing and american says that same plane was involved in a loose seat incident last week which they thought had been fixed. fortunately no one on the flights was hurt. both of the boeing 757s involved had recently gone through maintenance that involved moving the seats. american says there could be a problem with the way the seats fit into the tracks on the floor. >>> a u.s. special forces soldier has died this mornin
, raising the u.s. military death toll for the now 11-year war to 2,000. >>> president obama and mitt romney are preparing for their first debate wednesday in denver. on sunday, president obama tried to downplay expectations. he told a rally in las vegas that he's, quote, just okay at debating. new jersey governor chris christie chose a different tact, predicting that republican nominee mitt romney will, quote, do extraordinarily well. >>> in a rare prison interview, one of the men convicted for the bellway sniper attacks is expressing remorse. lee boyd malvo says i was a monst monster, a thief, stole people's lives. the shooting left at least ten people dead in the washington, d.c. area. the now 27-year-old malvo is serving life without parole. >>> a teenaged girl distressed message sent over twitter has triggered a police search and drawn worldwide attention. kathryn craig has more from clark, new jersey. good morning, kathryn. >> reporter: natalie, good morning. it started with a message on twitter, a tweet from a teenager who lives in this house that someone was inside the house, and she
the morning commute, straight ahead. >>> happening now, president obama addressing the united nations general assembly in new york. let's listen in. >> chris was lled in the city that he helped to saveful he was 52 years old. i tell you this story because chris stevens embodied the best of america. like his fellow foreign service officers, he built bridges across oceans and cultures and was deeply invested in the international cooperation that the united nations represents. he acted with humility, but he also stood up for a set of principles, a belief that individuals should be free to determine their own destiny and live with lib -- liberty, dignity, justice and opportunity. the attacks on the civilians in bengazi were attacks on america. we are grateful for the assistance we received from the libyan government. i also appreciate that in recent days the leaders of other countries including egypt, tunisia have called for cause. and so have religious authorities around the globe. but, understand the attacks of last two weeks are not simply an assault on america. they are also an assault on th
. >> the united nations general assembly meeting president obama up speaking about... i run and president will be speaking at 8:00 this morning. there'll be protests about him speaking on this holiest day in the jewish year. the week the leaks founder will be speaking by video link. he is holed up right now and the ecuador and the sea where he is seeking asylum. he fears he will be turned over to the u.s.. coming up we will check in with the i iranian president. >> the time is now 7:22 a.m. and will continue on this wednesday morning. here's a look at the golden gate bridge. the commute is looking good for marin county. there is heavy traffic on the bridge but is county. another oneavy killed by lime scale. how can the dishwasher do its job ? adding finish power up to your detergent brings your dishwasher back to life. dishwasher buildup, cloudiness, spots, even tough stains-- gone ! so don't give up. add finish power up. wow ! see the difference. i wish i had u-verse when i was your age. in my day, we didn't have these fancy wireless receivers. blah, blah, blah. if i had a sleepover, i c
motorcycle packed with explos e explosives into a u.s. military convoy. >> after all these years of war? >> the reason for the nato and american intervention is terrorism. terrorism has not gone away. >> governor romney, he's a good debater. i'm just okay. >> governor romney, president obama gearing up for their first presidential debate on wednesday. >> i don't think one of them is going to make or break this campaign. >> thursday morning we're all going to be scratching our heads and saying, wow, we have a barn burner now for the next 33 days. >> maria asked you, why didn't you tell me? what did you say? >> that i did not know how to. >> the thing that really meant the most to me kind of fell apart because of my doing. i will always look back and say, how could you have done that? >> in japan, the powerful and destructive typhoon capture on tape by an american marine. >> holy [ bleep ]. >> lindsay lohan reportedly recovering from a scuffle with a man over photos he took of her on his cell phone. >> we're told the deer wasn't injured and the skateboarder is probably still eating some d
a third of all voters, savannah, that cast ballots before election day. this year, that number is expected to rise to as much as 40%. today, when michelle obama goes out to university of northern iowa, she will be giving a speech, not just a speech, she will be asking supporters there to cast their votes nearly on the spot. there's a polling place a few steps away. >> all right, peter alexander, thank you. for more on this week's events on the campaign trail and look to next week's debate, special correspondent tom brokaw is here, david gregory, moderator from "meet the press," chuck todd, so many titles, we are out of time. let's talk about the president's closing argument. a two minute ad so early in the campaign. a chance to intimidate or early voting begins. >> their strategy is early voting. we did some of our own polling the last couple weeks. among people that say they're voting before election day, president wins 2-1. that's their organizing principle. that's why they do this. it is about early voting. half the battleground states, 50% or more voters vote early, florida, colorado,
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